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, the weather in florida may turn out to be the big spoiler tomorrow for those of you who are eager to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. nasa forecaster are keeping an eye on thunderstorms now threatening tomorrow morning's scheduled liftoff which is supposed to happen just before 11:30 a.m. fox 5's bob barnard is live in the newsroom. >> it's destined to be nasa's final spaceflight manned or otherwise for some time and tonight former astronaut and space buffs of all ages are gathering along the east coast of central florida crossing their fingers hoping the skies clear for an all systems go. >> reporter: the space shuttle atlantis in the rain late today at kennedy space center, weather clearly a worry. this bolt of lightning striking 1/3-mile from the launch pad. >> the launch, our main concern is still having showers and thunderstorms in the area. so we thought we do have a 70% chance of weather prohibiting launch. >> reporter: the atlantis crew, mission specialist sandy mag necessary and rex walhe -- magness and rex walheim head to the interna
is allison seymour. >> and i'm sarah simmons. but first big news this morning. >> we told you about it out there, the commuters, traffic alert. major tie-ups on the bw parkway are now clear. a carjacking investigation at kenilworth avenue had a southbound section closed the morning. it reopened an hour ago. u.s. park arrested one suspect who bailed out of the stolen car around 2:30 this morning and they're looking for at least one more. the carjacking started at anne arun dell county. >>> a serious accident shut it down at 197. a car carrying four people somehow crashed and ended up in the woods. at last word all four were in critical condition at a local hospital. no word yet on what exactly caused that accident. >>> boy, 79 degrees to start off this early hour and i can only imagine what that is going to mean later tucker. good morning. >> we certainly are, you got it. actually it won't be as hotted the as it was yet. but the trade-off, allison is we're going to have a lot of rain around here, at least the potential for a lot of rain around here. in facts we have a flash flood watch. cou
in cuba in 2009. >>> officials say the next big attack on the united states will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if online security is prepared. fox's katherine harris has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill congressman darrell issa says a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers in your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and say the biggest threat from cyber warriors comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battle ground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention and placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by cyber criminals. an
it to crib its launch plan. they will try again tomorrow. another big story we are following is the b w parkway is now open. police closed both directions to investigate a car jagging. they are looking for another suspect who robbed a driver at gunpoint >>> a maryland man who secretly videotaped tens of women will spend ten years behind bars. charles novak of crofton has been sentenced to prison. a woman found a man sitting in a car in her garage. officers found novak with a camera which had more than 2000 nude videos of women. his attorney says that he is obsessive compulsive and wants to get help. >>> maurice dues is charged with setting three fires in northeast. three firefighters were seriously hurt. across the street from that location, a witness saw the man try to start a fire and he called police. after he was arrested, investigators say that headmitted to setting fires. >> this affects everyone. it i am pacts or insurance cost. it impact or safety. when a individual, for sport starts to put fire, it's a good thing when law enforcement put the hand cuss on him. >> officials say t
upper marlboro, which seems to be under the heaviest of the rain right now. a big area of rain and a big area of red there too. this is going to happen for another hour or so. over to true view real quick. i want to show you counties under the thunderstorm warning. these are the yellow counties i was talking about. specifically charles county, anne arundel county, calvert county and prince william county. that will go until 6:00 and numerous, including montgomery county and the district that is under -- give me one second to get through this real quick if i can. montgomery county, 6:30. the district is under a flash flood warning until 8:00 p.m. up to howard county until 6:30 p.m. and carol county is still under one as well and frederick county until 6:30 p.m. again, they mean business. there's some reports of as much as 2 to 3 feet of water over roadways in anne arundel county. we'll be dealing with this for the next couple of hours. this is the first wave. we have another wave coming overnight. more details coming up in a bit. laura. >> thanks very much. allegations of cheating in dc
and tony. the weather is the big question. thunderstorms are in the forecast for the space shuttle's launch. here at nasa godard, everyone is watching and waiting keeping their fingers crossed that the skies will clear and all system go. the space shuttle atlantis is fueled and ready to go on the launch pad at the kennedy space center. it is the last shuttle flight for the 30-year-old program which began with columbia, 1981. it's estimated that about a million people are gathering along the west coast of florida to watch the final shuttle mission. weather remains a concern with a 70% chance of thunderstorms or rain threatening to delay. atlantis must take off by sunday or monday or it will have to wait until july 16th before it launches again. when the mess is over, atlantis will join discovery and endeavour. next, sending astronauts to asteroids or to mars. future missions to the international space station will be handled by private space vehicles. they are in development right now and it's not expected to be another three fire years before they are ready to launch. so, keep your eyes out
this afternoon and tonight in parts of the area with the big storms developing. 77 at reagan national. here's the forecast. good news with the clouds around, temperatures will be in the mid 80s. bad news the showers and thunderstorms developing some with heavy rain. >>> all right sir. thank you very much. get more later. we're going to get traffic with julie in a moment. but first the closing open the vw parkway. >> it was shutdown earlier because of the carjacking and we get more now from sherri ly. what do you have? >> reporter: well, right now, there's some good news to report as you can see right behind me, we've got traffic moving again along 50 and vw parkway. 295. and kenilworth. everything is reopened. of course it was a traffic nightmare earlier this morning. cars being diverted around this carjacking. we're being told that a suspect in a carjacking from anne arundel county bailed out around 295 around kenilworth and that was shutdown and then access from new york avenue headed eastbound on to 50 there on the ramp was shutdown. we saw a number of cars just parked right there on new
forward to, especially in the second half. we have a big weekend series. we won the series against the cubs here and look forward to winning the series against colorado and then getting to the break. >> the washington capitals continue to make moves. today the team traded eric to the winnipeg jets. and right wing danic, that's all for sports, we'll send it to wisdom. >> we will see you again tonight at 10:00 and 11:00. see you then. 
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
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